Friday, April 8, 2011

Cheese, Stat!

I need it to go with my whine.

I'm just now clocking out from work, and if I didn't know better, I'd say the full moon was upon us, but it's not. It's still more than a week away.

To give you an idea of how bad things were tonight, I drove 36 miles round trip to see a patient. As soon as I returned home, I had to turn around and drive 74 miles round trip to see the second. While at that visit, I closed my car door which, for some reason, wouldn't shut. Frustrated, I slammed it again...right on my Blackberry...which now has a broken LCD screen. Did I mention it's my work smart phone? Smart, as in has a bazillion essential numbers, emails, contacts, addresses and notes stored upon it? Yes, that one.

Disappointed, famished, but happy to finally be home after such a night, I sat down to eat the hummus and salad my husband bought me on his way home from work when the answering service paged on my personal cell phone. I promptly headed out for a two hour visit and another 40 mile round trip.

With y'all as witnesses, I'm formally crying UNCLE to the hospice cosmos.

Enough already!

Oh...and while the hummus was excellent, the salad was too wilted to eat. 8>(


SkippyMom said...

THAT'S a night Rudee, no doubt. Nice of your hubs tho' :).

Don't Blackberries have a card in them that can be transferred to a new phone. [I know nothing, but our work cells had them.] Good luck and I hope you have a quieter weekend.

Hugs darling!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh buggers honey. i hate days like those. d#1 lives in a rural area and when she was doing hospice visits she had so many days like that. some were 80 mile round trips! she spent more time on the road than visiting. now she travels most of the time. she is their compliance officer. the miles pile up but the pay is way better.

smiles, bee

ari_1965 said...

I pulled five bloated disgusting ticks off Buddha yesterday.

sapphireblue said...

I think the Sprint store (if that' the company they use) can transfer the number between the devices. They do it for our company phones quite often.

Sorry you had a crappy night.

Joanna said...

Oh boy oh boy--that was some night. So sorry to hear about the phone, not to mention all the driving. Sounds like you're doing way more driving than nursing.

Finding Pam said...

Rudee, let's hope that night doesn't soon repeat itself. Have a good weekend.

Stephanie V said...

For a minute there, I was cheering for the Blackberry's demise. But, heck, if they can get you on another line you're still on call.

Hope (sort of) that you get that smart phone up and running. But I also hope tonight is a better, quieter night.

The Bug said...

Oh wow - that is a LOT of driving. That and a wilted salad - NOT a good night. Hope tonight is much better!

Now, I'm off to find some hummus - yum!

Brenda said...

I have never tried hummus, but I know my daughter likes it. I hope you had some good music to listen to while you were doing all that driving.

Silliyak said...

Sounds like the cheese should be a limburger, a stinker!

Lisa L said...

Awful, awful night. Sounds abit like my last weekend on call (the last w/end of March.) Had 3 deaths within 23 hours...all of them miles and miles away. Got home from the last one at 3.45am on Monday morning, then was up at 6am for my 'other' nursing job. Exhausting.

Denise said...

Just trying to catch up. I've stopped by a few times but always was interupted before I could comment.

I hope things are going better.